Mila’s first day of preschool was yesterday and she LOVED it. She had so much fun making new friends and playing. So, we had to make a craft to always remember this day.
Since she’ll be learning all about the letter ‘A’ soon, we did an Apple Popsicle Stick Frame.
Let’s hope she remembers apple starts with A!
Here’s all you’ll need for this apple-solutely cute craft:
Before letting Mila go crazy with painting, I hot glued the frame. Even though she helped me get the craft sticks out, I still thought I should take over the hot glue gun.
I used six popsicle sticks to lay down flat. Then three on the back to hold them together.
Once the hot glue dried, it was time to paint!
I actually mixed water in the paint to make it more like a stain instead of thick paint. For me, it looks a little better for this particular craft and it was easier for her to paint too.
She ended up painting three Apple Popsicle Stick Frames: one red, one green, one mixed.
After the paint was dried, I used twine to make a stem. Then I hot glued it to the frame.
Next, I made leaves out of left over scrapbook paper. I wanted to make sure I put the year on there somewhere. The stickers worked perfectly, although they overlapped a little bit.
Then, I tapped an Instax picture I took before she went to school. You can use whatever picture works best for you and your child.
I love how simple this DIY was to make and how many memories it will hold.
Mila told a ton of funny stories about her first day of school. At the end of the week I’ll write a few down and share with all of you.
It’s crazy to think how quick she’s growing up!
Let me know in the comments what your favorite way to remember your child’s first day of school. I can’t wait to hear everyone’s ideas!